Pollinate is a software business, focused on reinventing merchant acquiring for banks around the world.

Pollinate's manifesto Pollinate exists to help banks reclaim their place in the payments value chain.

Pollinate was founded in 2017 by Al Lukies, alongside with Jonathan Hughes, Fiona Roach Canning, & Tim Joslyn.  The company is headquartered in London, UK.

The Pollinate technology is an innovative cloud-based platform that wraps around a bank’s legacy payment systems.

Pollinate's platform powers merchant and consumer digital experiences including onboarding, portals and loyalty programs, without costly and distracting platform migrations. 


Pollinate has secured important alliances with best in class brands across the payments and technology ecosystem. Some of their partners include Mastercard, Endava, Motive Partners and EFM, ensures that Pollinate's banking clients.


Pollinate has approved over £14 billion of loans under government lending schemes, offering mortgage and capital repayment holidays and waiving monthly terminal fees for Tyl customers.


Pollinate is backed by Insight Partners, NatWest Group, RBS, Mastercard, Motive Partners, EFM Asset Management (EFM) and others. The company raised $50M in Series C round on Mar 18, 2021. This brings Pollinate's total funding to $218M to date.



  • Year founded: 2017
  • Funding Info: $218M over 3 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series C)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: London
  • State: London
  • Country: United Kingdom
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